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Jacob Hodel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 April 30th 2019 / The Green Grass of Home

Jacob Hodel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 April 30th 2019 / The Green Grass of Home

Funeral Sermon for Jacob Hodel - Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Tuesday April 30th 2019: Season of Easter / Psalm 23 "The Green Grass of Home" The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.                    He makes me lie down in green pastures.           He leads me...


Pet Sematary (2019) Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer - Movie Review

Pet Sematary (2019) Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer - Movie Review

Pet Sematary (2019) Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, Writers: Stephen King (novel), Matt Greenberg (screen story by) Jeff Buhler (screenplay), Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Obssa Ahmed, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, Alyssa Brooke Levine Runtime: 101 min...


"Tetelestai's Friday", Sermon / John 19:17-30 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Good Friday April 19th 2019 /  Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"Tetelestai's Friday", Sermon / John 19:17-30 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Good Friday April 19th 2019 / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

      Text: John 19:17-30Theme: “Tetelestai’s Friday (Sorrow and Joy)”___________________________Intr – A week is just a week. After Monday comes Tuesday, we anticipate what Thursday will bring. We know that we only have to wait for Saturday and Sunday to come. And then the next week...


“Psalm Sunday” Sermon / Phillipians 2:5-11; John 12:12-19; Psalm 118; Deuteronomy 32:36-39 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday April 14th 2019 / Palm Sunday / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

“Psalm Sunday” Sermon / Phillipians 2:5-11; John 12:12-19; Psalm 118; Deuteronomy 32:36-39 / Pr. Lucas A. Albrecht / Sunday April 14th 2019 / Palm Sunday / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Text: Philippians 2:5-11, with Psalm 118, Dt 32 and The GospelTheme: “Psalm Sunday”___________________________Intr – The theme for my sermon for Palm Sunday is “Psalm Sunday”. I’m using “psalm” here as synonym for hymns, songs, music. The reason for my choice today is that we see hymns all...


Katherine Dech Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23; John 14:1-7 April 3rd 2019 / All the days of my life

Katherine Dech Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23; John 14:1-7 April 3rd 2019 / All the days of my life

Text: Psalm 23, John 14Theme: “All the days of my life”___________________________Intr –Among many beautiful things King David writes in Psalm 23, he lets us know that “goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Now, when life is lived by faith, for how many days...


Caroline Yahnke Funeral Sermon - John 14:1-7 March 26th 2019 / The Gift of Time

Caroline Yahnke Funeral Sermon - John 14:1-7 March 26th 2019 / The Gift of Time

Funeral Sermon for Caroline Hannah Yahnke / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Tuesday March 26th 2019: Season of Lent / John 14:1-7 "The Gift of Time" Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go...


"Living children of a Caring God" Sermon / Luke 4:31-44 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday February 3rd 2019: Season of Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"Living children of a Caring God" Sermon / Luke 4:31-44 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday February 3rd 2019: Season of Epiphany / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Sermon Summary   Text: Luke 4:31-44Theme: “Living children of the Caring God”___________________________ Intr – The Gospel today is a text with many of the cures and healings Jesus performed during His ministry. Also, He casted demons out. Performing this acts of mercy Jesus shows how...


Raymond Kainz Funeral Sermon - 1 Corinthians 13, Jan 30th 2019 / The greatest of the three is Love

Raymond Kainz Funeral Sermon - 1 Corinthians 13, Jan 30th 2019 / The greatest of the three is Love

  Text: 1 Corinthians 13Theme: The greatest of the three is Love___________________________ Intr – If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I play instruments, and use my talent in the Church, but have no love, I am just...


Elmer Numrich Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Dec 21st 2018 / Moving Day

Elmer Numrich Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Dec 21st 2018 / Moving Day

Funeral Sermon for Elmer Numrich - Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Friday December 21st 2018: Season of Advent / John 14:1-7 "Moving Day" Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I...


"Stay awake" / Mark 13.24-37, Jude 20-25 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday November 25th 2018: Season of Pentecost - Last Sunday of the Church Year / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

"Stay awake" / Mark 13.24-37, Jude 20-25 / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Sunday November 25th 2018: Season of Pentecost - Last Sunday of the Church Year / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

  Text: Mark 13. 24-37, Jude 20-25Theme: “Stay awake”___________________________Intr – Have you been sleeping well lately? How would you rate the overall quality of your sleep? When the night comes, is it a pleasant thing to think about crashing on your bed, or is it the beginning of...


Lottie Leibel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 & Philippians 4:10–14 Nov 12th 2018 / Contentment in Christ Jesus

Lottie Leibel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 & Philippians 4:10–14 Nov 12th 2018 / Contentment in Christ Jesus

Funeral Sermon for Lottie Leibel at  the Regina Memorial Gardens / Pr. Ted A. Giese from Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Monday November 12th 2018: Season of Pentecost / Psalm 23 & Philippians 4:10–14 "Contentment in Christ Jesus"           The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.          ...


Dennis Dusterbeck Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Oct 27th 2018 / Courage in Death the Gift of Christ Jesus

Dennis Dusterbeck Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Oct 27th 2018 / Courage in Death the Gift of Christ Jesus

Dennis Lloyd Dusterbeck Funeral Sermon - Pr. Ted A. Giese / Saturday October 27th 2018: Season of Pentecost / John 14:1–7 - Courage in Death the Gift of Christ Jesus [Jesus says,] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If...


Dorothy Stone Funeral Sermon - John 3, Oct 12th 2018 / God loved the world this way

Dorothy Stone Funeral Sermon - John 3, Oct 12th 2018 / God loved the world this way

  Text: John 3:14-21Theme: God loved us this way.___________________________Intr – When we love someone, we show it in one way or another. What are the ways we could list that show Dorothy loved his family and friends? From a talk I had with the family, I think I wouldn’t be wrong if...


God Bless the Broken Road (2018) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God Bless the Broken Road (2018) Harold Cronk - Movie Review

God Bless the Broken Road (2018) Directed by: Harold Cronk, Writers: Harold Cronk, Jennifer Dornbush (screenplay by) Andy Fraser, Liam Matthews (story by) Stars: Lindsay Pulsipher, Andrew W. Walker, Makenzie Moss, Kim Delaney, Gary Grubbs, Arthur Cartwright, Madeline Carroll, LaDainian...


Leonard McAvena Funeral Sermon - Ecclesiastes 3:12–14 Sept 15th 2018 / God Given Work & God’s Work

Leonard McAvena Funeral Sermon - Ecclesiastes 3:12–14 Sept 15th 2018 / God Given Work & God’s Work

Leonard McAvena Funeral Sermon - Pr. Ted A. Giese / Saturday September 15th 2018: Season of Pentecost / Ecclesiastes 3:12–14 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in...


Mavis Andrews Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Sept 10th 2018 / The Good Time That Will Never End

Mavis Andrews Funeral Sermon - John 14:1–7 Sept 10th 2018 / The Good Time That Will Never End

Mavis Andrews Funeral Sermon - Pr. Ted A. Giese / Monday September 10th 2018: Season of Pentecost / John 14:1–7 [Jesus says,] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare...


Funeral Sermon, Emma Becker/ Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Emma Becker/ Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Text: John 14.1-7; Psalm 23Theme: He knows us by our name.___________________________Intr – Let me open my sermon with a little bit of humour – since I learned from the family that Emma was not foreign to joking and laughing. As she passed away last Friday, and was taken to heaven through faith...


"On board through the storm" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 24th 2018 - /  Mark 4:35-41

"On board through the storm" / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Albrecht / Season of Pentecost / June 24th 2018 - / Mark 4:35-41

Text: Mark 4:35-41Theme: On board through the storm___________________________Intr –  "One night when my youngest son was already in bed a thunderstorm broke out. After a very loud thunder, I heard him crying, and I went to his room to be with him and bring him comfort. He asked me then to...


Funeral Sermon, Arthur Kachuik / Monday, May 21st 2018

Funeral Sermon, Arthur Kachuik / Monday, May 21st 2018

Text: John 14Theme: “A project finished on the wood”___________________________Intr – If you go to Arthur’s house today – actually also Denise family’s house as well – where he lived for decades, and you’d open the garage door, you’ll find many things there, I am sure. But there’s one thing...


Funeral Sermon, Sheila Lupanko/ Saturday April 14th 2018

Funeral Sermon, Sheila Lupanko/ Saturday April 14th 2018

Text: John 14.2Theme: “In my Father’s house are many rooms”___________________________Intr – I heard that Sheila’s house used to have at least 30 rooms, is that information correct?                    Well, I know I am exaggerating it here. On one hand, I learned from Shirley and the girls...